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Anglers Capsize in Government Cut, Coast Guard to the Rescue
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Anglers Capsize in Government Cut, Coast Guard to the Rescue

MIAMI — A Coast Guard crew rescued four people from the water Sunday after their 18-foot boat capsized next to buoy 1 in Government Cut, Miami. Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish’s crew was on patrol when they spotted the capsized boat at 8 p.m. with four people in the water. A Flying Fish small boat crew rescued the...

Coast Guard Rescues Kayak Angler Near Pontchartrain
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Coast Guard Rescues Kayak Angler Near Pontchartrain

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a capsized kayak angler Tuesday near Lake Pontchartrain. A resident of New Orleans was safely rescued while wearing a life jacket and had no reported injuries. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 2 p.m. from a train operator who was traveling on a...

Coast Guard Reminds Boaters to Get Ready for Hurricanes
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Coast Guard Reminds Boaters to Get Ready for Hurricanes

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard reminds all boaters to prepare for the 2021 hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance...

Kayaker Rescued 70 Miles into 2500-Mile Hawaii Voyage
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Kayaker Rescued 70 Miles into 2500-Mile Hawaii Voyage

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker approximately 70 miles west of Santa Cruz, Sunday morning. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report at 9:42 p.m. Saturday from a kayaker who was making a solo voyage from Sausalito to Honolulu. The kayaker lost GPS capability, had nearly capsized due to heavy...

Coast Guard Reminds Boaters to “Boat Sober” This Weekend
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Coast Guard Reminds Boaters to “Boat Sober” This Weekend

SEATTLE –The Coast Guard reminds mariners during the sixth day of National Safe Boating Week that boating under the influence can have serious consequences for vessel operators and passengers. As with operating a motor vehicle, operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol can have serious consequences and increases the likelihood of accidents afloat....

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2021
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Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week 2021

MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe on the water during National Safe Boating Week and Memorial weekend, May 21-30.  Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks and ensuring mariners are staying safe. Before you leave the dock, review these boating safety tips:...

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Coast Guard Reminder: Boaters Must Use Cutoff Switches

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will implement a new law this boating season that requires operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length to use an engine cut-off switch (ECOS) and associated ECOS link (ECOSL). Each year, the Coast Guard receives reports of recreational vessel operators who fall off or are suddenly and unexpectedly thrown...

Coast Guard Rescues 3 from Burning Sportfisher
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Coast Guard Rescues 3 from Burning Sportfisher

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a burning vessel Tuesday evening five miles east of Port Angeles. At approximately 6 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a call from a distressed mariner reporting a 48-foot vessel on fire half of a mile offshore and five miles east...

Coast Guard Urges ID on Paddle-Craft
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Coast Guard Urges ID on Paddle-Craft

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and its agency partners urge the labeling of paddle craft and owner responsibility as spring arrives across the Pacific Northwest. Reports of unmanned and adrift paddle craft continue to divert federal, state, and local response boat and air crews on hundreds of dangerous and costly searches that turn out to be...

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Kayaker Rescued Near Key Largo

SEE VIDEO HERE   KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued one person from the water near Key Largo after his kayak capsized Tuesday. Rescued was: Chris Hogan, 34. Sector Key West Command Center watchstanders received a phone call stating a kayaker in the vicinity of Key Largo was in distress after his kayak capsized. The...